the new europeans
The Syrian and other refugees streaming into Europe since 2015 have roiled politics and inflamed debate. But Europe’s newest arrivals are just the latest of many waves of immigrants since World War II. Indians in Britain, Algerians in France, Somalis in Sweden are some of the populations who have reshaped the continent. Since World War II, Europe has become home to a third of the world’s immigrants and the continent now has foreign-born populations comparable to that of the United States.
Commissioned by National Geographic Magazine, Robin Hammond travelled through Europe to tell the stories of ‘The New Europeans’ – Syrians in Germany, Algerians in France, Turks in Germany, Somalis in Sweden and South Asians in the United Kingdom.